Math Challenge is an optional math enrichment program at East Ridge. It is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. Throughout the challenges, the program covers problem solving strategies such as drawing a picture or model, making an organized list, looking for patterns, working backwards, and guessing and checking.
Monthly challenges will be available on this website for download starting in late September and ending in May. There is no registration or fee required for this program. This is a great opportunity for families to be involved and to enjoy math through fun and engaging math problems. We encourage parents and siblings to get involved in discussing and solving them.
Throughout the challenges, the program covers problem solving strategies such as draw a picture or model, make an organized list, look for a pattern, working backward, and guess and check. Each challenge presents 10-18 problems. The first half of the problems are suitable for younger students (K-3). The problems in the challenges increase in the level of difficulty. Each Math Challenge will indicate the minimum number of correct solutions for each grade level.
Students and parents can review some problem solving tips on the Math in Action website: https://www.mathinaction.org/problem-solving-strategies.htm
How to Participate in the Math Challenge?
ERPTA 2021 - 2022 Math Challenge Schedule
Get The Current Math Challenge
For current Math Challenge, go to https://www.mathinaction.org/east-ridge-elementary.html
Submit Your Answers
Submissions will be accepted ONLINE ONLY. Before the due date (see schedule above), fill out the online submission form here: tinyurl.com/ERPTAMathChallenge or send your scanned worksheet (or a readable picture) to our email.